This purposeless "Delight" is further compared to the "Arrestless" and "invisible" "Skies," emblematizing
spiritual emptiness and boundlessness; "Arrestless" also suggests a mind free from any impulse to dominate or to grasp.
Among the LAPD's myriad pieces, Acting Like It Matters puts special emphasis on Agents and Assets, a show based on transcripts from the Iran-Contra hearings about allegations that the CIA paid auxiliary agents for anti-Nicaragua "contras" for cocaine that was then disseminated in South Central Los Angeles--all during Reagan's alleged "war on drugs." LAPD has taken the piece to Europe and Latin America (see AT, May/June '10, "Counting the Cost"), emblematizing
the theatre's tightest bonds to the world it depicts.
, perhaps, the subprime mortgage crisis and the disastrous ecological effects of suburban housing schemes, this miniature exemplification of the American dream is up in flames.
Cragin's study sets out to rationalize and contextualize these continuities, with their classed ideological implications, understood as forces emblematizing
lower-class resistance to modern cultural change and the forces of the modern at large.
Spolsky's bias is clearly in favor of the analogy-making, emblematizing
, visualizing, multimedia capacities ostensibly addressed by the high culture of Shakespeare and Michelangelo, brought into relief by villainizing those dour, sense-depriving Reformers: more New Historicist leftovers?
The poems we have chosen have three themes: the beauty of the Papiamentu language and its development, its "instrinsic rhythmic and tonal aspects," as Garrett and Mos note; the frequent figuration of the language as the black woman, emblematizing
the issues of her position in the postcolonial scene as well as issues of the language itself; and the arid island landscape, often a metaphor for the agonies and aspirations of the Antillians that occupy it.
Parked atop a bed of rock salt, the auto stood as an objet trouve emblematizing
the upward aspirations of the Motor City.
More allegorical than practical, the bridges represent imaginary links between disparate geographies and urbanisms, thereby emblematizing
the artist's long-standing concern with identity in relation to globalization.
In later films such narrative discrepancies are intensified by combining archival footage with staged scenes: Seven Songs for Malcolm X, for example, features both documentation of Malcolm's mesmerizing political speeches and tableaux vivants emblematizing
moments from his 1964 autobiography.
For Gareth James, blue-screen blue, a sort of chromatic cipher that is everywhere and nowhere at once, is the heraldic color of contemporary capitalism, emblematizing
the system that keeps us entertained while it insinuates itself into every aspect of our lives.
For A house on a hill is a photograph of the absence of the things it depicts, emblematizing
the constitutive absence of photography itself in the deserted, faux New York tenement: the lack not only of New York, its facades, and its faces from the photo's surface, but of any place from any place-photograph, any face from any face-photograph, not to mention any life from the mortuary remains that any photograph is.